Friday, September 28, 2012

Testing Testing...& a blog hop!

It seems there has been a problem seeing the pictures I am posting on my blog lately. I think this is because I have been using a proxy since Blogger & Facebook are blocked in China. I am going to try again at home using my VPN and hope like hell it works. If you are unable to see the pictures below please let me know :) 

In other news! Happy Friday!!! 
I'm linking up for this fun blog hop. Over the last few weeks I have found some awesome blogs using these hops!

I spent all of yesterday in my bed sick. I swear I really don't get sick that often but the last 3 months I have been sick at least 4-5 times. I forgot how it goes working with kids. I need to get some more vitamins and some sleep that might help my immune system out. Or according to the chinese foreign teachers I need to drink room temperature water and chinese tea and then I won't get sick. Yep. I hear this all the time. 

Anyway I am off next week and so glad for it but that means I work tomorrow. Yikes my first day of work on a Saturday in YEARS! I hope the kids are tired too so we can be lazy bums all day. 

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend! 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


So I was reading blogs today...debating if I had anything worth saying and I saw one that sparked a memory. 

Don't you love when that happens. Something so completely random and insignificant that you see or hear can bring back some memory that you haven't thought about in ages? 

So my memory....

I had to be about 19-20, went to a concert with my HS boyfriend. It was our first concert together, his first ever. We drove the whole way there singing along and the whole way back he was so excited. He left for the air force not too long after that but it was probably one of our best nights post high school. We had a ton of fun that night...

So yea...that is all. I just wanted to share that memory with you guys :) 

I seriously love concerts! 
not my pic...I didnt have time to search for all my concert pics! 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Monday Monday...

I wish I had some great pictures from the weekend to share but I actually only left my apartment for about 2 hours the whole weekend. I had a very long week and I also was not feeling very well. It was nice to relax and get some lesson planning down. Plus I got to catch up on some HIMYM...I am sooooooo behind! So since I didn't do much worth pictures I thought I would share some pics of my students. They really are super cute and you can get to see who I spend my days playing with! 

the baby of the class

the bad boy

My sweetheart :) 
I love her hairstyles everyday 

see...she is too cute! 

they love pictures!

Saturday I took the bus alone for the first time...not scary just not in English AT ALL....

I can't believe I have been gone a little over 3 months already. Its crazy to imagine. Its going to be a very long week since we work Saturday this week and then were off next week. Its weird how that works but government makes the rules and we follow.

Anywho! I'm off to read your posts and live vicariously through your weekends :)

Friday, September 21, 2012

I believe...

I had a five things for Friday plan in my head but I saw this link up pop up on three different blogs and I had to join so here we are....

Linking up with Erin @ Living In Yellow. I'm a few days late but I thought it would be great to share this anyway!

I believe...... 

-I believe in laughter. Its a must.....

-I believe in my amazing and supportive family 

-I believe in a few close and powerful friendships but lots of surrounding yourself with lots of good people 
Some of the group :) 
My best friends :) 
-I believe in a higher power. I don't judge what yours might be but for me I have some kind of faith in something bigger than myself 

-I believe in the amazing things Music can do for your life 
i think I have posted this a few times before....

-I believe in LOVE. You may find it once, you  may find it a few times but it is possible 
He will kick my ass when he sees this...oh wait im too far!! 

my love 

-I believe everything happens for a reason. What that reason may be sometimes takes awhile to figure out. 

-I believe in trying, failing and trying again 

-I believe in dancing it out 

-I believe that educating yourself does not only happen with money or a degree
-I believe that we stand in our own way 

- I believe in the power of positivity. Give it and you will get it. 

-I believe in Chocolate

-I believe in living life to the fullest! 

doing what I do best...
I could probably go on and on...but those are some of the ones I had to share! 

Thursday, September 20, 2012


Ooh I am so excited for Friday to come!!! 
So remember this post where I talked about things that I learned in Thailand? Well it seems the skin whitening thing is not limited to just Thailand..its an Asian thing. The proof is in the pudding right? or something smart like that...behold a gift from one of my students parents for Teachers Day: 

Yes folks, that is a complete skin whitening kit! It includes: Whitening body wash, Whitening body lotion, 2 Whitening facial skin care kits and whitening sunscreen. They do not mess around. I would be offended but I know it was genuinely meant as a gift and was in fact very expensive. They don't realize in a few months when there is no sun I will get very pale. Well as pale as my half Dominican skin will let me be. I couldnt help but laugh when I got it because I had been complaining earlier that morning that I needed to take advantage of one of the teachers pools and lay out on my break. 

Anywho! Teacher's week was great, lots of gifts that I could use were given. Including 600Y to what amounts to a Target here! Woo hooo for me! 

I had my first dinner with Chinese coteachers last night and it was great even though only one of them speaks enough English to be understood. 

I've got a week off coming for the National day here and I am trying to decide what to do! Looks like I will be heading to Hong Kong and maybe Guangzhou again! 

Hong Kong Disneyland here I come!!! 

I'm actually pretty excited about that..yes I am 27 but still!!! 

What is going on with you this week?! 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Yay for Internet!!

The internet is back up and running! Woo hoo for me! So here we go with the pictures I wanted to share and I decided to link up w/ Breanna @ My Beautiful, Crazy Life for a fun link up party they do monthly! 

Check out her blog and some of the other blogs participating! 

When you're feeling down, what do you do to pick yourself up?
Hmmm I have a method I picked up from Greys..I dance it out. I put the music as loud as it goes, silence the phone and dance till I can't stand. If I need to I cry it out while i'm dancing but otherwise the music and being alone for a bit usually calms me down. 

 If you had to live in a different time period which would you prefer?
Hmmmm that is kind of a hard one I think...I am a fan of the roaring 20's...aside from the Prohibition but then you wouldn't have had those speakeasys to party in then...I think it all stems from The Great Gatsby! 

What is the most creative Halloween costume you've ever worn?
Oooh how I love love Halloween!! I think the last two years have been my most creative really, in case your new around here I love group costumes and dressing up! 

Last year: Jade & Kitana 

2010: The Ninja Turtles 

Five weird things about you we wouldn't know without being told?
1. I love Country music(although recently I have been more open with sharing that) 
2. I gave up all caffeinated drinks 5 years ago this coming January 
3. Brussel Sprouts are the only food that I will NOT eat ever again 
4. I met most of my IRL friends that I am closest to online a few years ago :) 
5. I'm lactose intolerant(which sucks by the way) 

What would you tell your 16-year-old self?
haha ooh to be 16 again. I swear I thought life so hard back then. First thing I would tell myself is to enjoy it, take it easy because life after HS is way harder. To be faithful to that guy because he was a good person and the decisions eventually ruined him and most importantly:
Those people that made you doubt yourself are not of any importance. 

Love this link up! Join in and share!!! 

Here are the pics I promised to share too!! 

Breakfast tea w/all the Teachers 
day trip to Guangzhou 

Pineapple Beer! 
part of the long ass pasta aisle!

One of my fave students...same face all the time 

walking into the park 

our picnic...let it be noted I brought the fruit! 

our view from our spot 

towards the lake 

Biggest Gate in China 

Rainbow drinks :) 

Sitting quietly for me :) 

Monday, September 17, 2012


Actually I had a fun weekend update post typed up but my internet at home is not working so I couldn't include pictures which  makes it useless! Anywhoodles, hopefully it will be back up tomorrow and I can post it anyway!! In the meantime I am enjoying reading all your posts at work :) 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Five Things on Friday!

Soooo happy its finally Friday!!!
I'm stealing this idea from Misshautemess over @ Carrie Bradshaw is full of Sh*t who stole it too. 

Here are five things on my mind this week!! 

1. Where to go for my big 4 week Holiday in January! 
     India, Philippines, Chicago(for a week or so), Laos, or northern hard to decide and not enough money to do it all! 

Source: via A. on Pinterest

2. My favorite Student...he never smiles...this is his face all the time and I love it! 

3. The Voice season 3! 
Seriously..I am loving it! I loved last season and the first 3 episodes have already made me cry! I will reserve favorite spots until the end of auditions though! 

4. Egg Tarts...of course this is a major problem since they do not fall into any diet plan that involves loosing weight!!! But they are so good and really the only sweet thing I can easily find that is not pre-packaged around here!! 

5. The weather today! 
I could not have been happier when I walked out of my building to find 73° weather! I mean really, its been sweltering hot w/100% humidity for the last 3 day break is all I needed :) 

These are some things going on for me this week! What are your five things??? 

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